Pregnancy

VIDEO: How can HIV affect an unborn baby?

VIDEO: How can HIV affect an unborn baby?

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It attacks the white blood cells – the part of

Am I pregnant?

Am I pregnant?

To find out if you’re pregnant, you can do a pregnancy test from the first day that you

How are chickenpox and shingles connected?

How are chickenpox and shingles connected?

Chickenpox and shingles are both caused by the same virus: herpes varicella-zoster virus (VZV). In some

Why should I avoid pregnant women and newborn babies if I’ve got chickenpox?

Why should I avoid pregnant women and newborn babies if I’ve got chickenpox?

Rarely, chickenpox can cause complications during pregnancy, both for the woman and her baby. If you

Can I get chickenpox more than once?

Can I get chickenpox more than once?

There is some evidence to suggest that it may be possible, although it’s commonly believed that

What are the risks of scarlet fever during pregnancy?

What are the risks of scarlet fever during pregnancy?

There is no evidence that catching scarlet fever when you’re pregnant will put your baby at risk.

What are the risks of genital herpes during pregnancy?

What are the risks of genital herpes during pregnancy?

 There’s a small risk of complications, depending on: whether you’ve had genital herpes attacks before, and

What are the risks of chickenpox during pregnancy?

What are the risks of chickenpox during pregnancy?

Chickenpox during pregnancy can cause complications both for the pregnant woman and the unborn baby. However,

How rare is chickenpox during pregnancy?

How rare is chickenpox during pregnancy?

It’s rare to get chickenpox when you’re pregnant. In the UK, it’s estimated that about three

What complications can affect the placenta?

What complications can affect the placenta?

Complications that can affect the placenta during pregnancy or childbirth include: low-lying placenta, and retained placenta.